Spin City

Series Summary
New York Mayor Randall Winston needs help running the city. So, for much of the series, he counts on Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty to help him. Flaherty, usually a man who is calm and organized, can "spin" out of control when it comes to his personal life, the ditzy mayor, and his abnormal co-workers. For the show's final two seasons, Flaherty is replaced as deputy mayor by Charlie Crawford after Michael J. Fox, who played Flaherty, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and left the show.

Air Dates: 1996 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC

  • Season 6, Ep. 22 : A Friend in NeedApr 30, 2002

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    Charlie and Caitlin's affair is exposed when a surveillance camera captures the lovers having sex in the mayor's office.

  • Season 6, Ep. 21 : A Tale of Four CitiesApr 30, 2002

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    To spite Charlie for downplaying an encounter with an ex, Caitlin accompanies a sexy New Yorker on a business date.

  • Season 6, Ep. 20 : Look Who's Not TalkingApr 23, 2002

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    Caitlin breaks up with Tom (guest star Perry King) and things with Charlie reach a new level; Paul and Carter feel threatened by the mayor's temp.

  • Season 4, Ep. 25 : GoodbyeMay 24, 2000

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    Mike decides to take the fall for a mob scandal in order to protect the mayor and his administration.

  • Season 4, Ep. 24 : The CommitmentsMay 17, 2000

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    Mike (Michael J. Fox) bets Caitlin (Heather Locklear) that he can resist her for a week, so she temps him with seductive scenarios.

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  • Based on both content and time slot - between "Home Improvement" and "NYPD Blue" - Spin City is potentially the breakout hit of the season. [17 Sept 1996] Show More

  • Reunited with "Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg, movie star Michael J. Fox scores a landslide victory in his terrific TV comeback. [16 Sept 1996, p.35] Show More

  • Every few years, if we're lucky, a new sitcom arrives that is so effortlessly funny, its characters so perfectly realized, that it seems more like a third-season opener than a fresh-from-the-box pilot. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was that way; so were "Taxi," "Cheers" and "Frasier," to name a few others...I may be overstating things, but I don't think I am, by placing tonight's Michael J. Fox showcase, ABC's Spin City, in the same league. [17 Sept 1996, p.70] Show More

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